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'A Field In England,' 'Witching & Bitching,' and organ trafficking doc to screen at Fantastic Fest

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British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s English Civil War-set film A Field In England and cult director Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching will both receive their U.S. premieres at this year’s Fantastic Fest, which revealed its second wave of programming today.

Other movies set to play at the Austin, Texas-based genre festival — which runs September 19-26 at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline — include the horror remake Patrick, the Elijah Wood-starring Grand Piano, a David Cronenberg-narrated documentary called Tales From the Organ Trade about the secret world of international organ trafficking, and the Canadian film Septic Man, which concerns a person who undergoes “a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank.” It’s enough to put you off your BBQ!

As previously announced, the festival’s opening night film will be Robert Rodriguez’s action sequel Machete Kills.

Sharlto Copley talks about his OTHER sci-fi movie, 'Europa Report'

Can’t wait a week for District 9 star Sharlto Copley to return to the science fiction genre with the much-touted Elysium? Then, good news — you don’t have to. From today, Copley can be seen on cinema screens in his other sci-fi film of the summer Europa Report, which is also available on iTunes and VOD.

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'Bad Milo!': Red-band trailer for butt-demon movie promises 'pain like you've never felt'

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How exactly did Burning Love and Childrens Hospital star Ken Marino get involved in Bad Milo!, the new “butt demon” horror-comedy executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass?

“I got a call from Mark Duplass, and he’s like, ‘Hey, Ken, do you want to be in this movie about a monster that comes out of your ass?'” Marino told EW earlier this year, just before the film’s premiere at South by Southwest. “I was like, ‘Where do I sign up? And when’s the fitting?’”

Bad Milo! (which also stars Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, and Patrick Warburton) will be available on demand from August 29 and arrives in theaters Oct. 4. But(t) you can see a red-band preview of  the Jacob Vaughan-directed film below.
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Daniel Radcliffe's 'Horns' and Eli Roth's 'Green Inferno' to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto Film Festival has announced its lineup for the event’s Midnight Madness section, which includes the world premieres of Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno and All Cheerleaders Die from directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson. The schedule for Midnight Madness, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, also boasts the Karen Gillan-starring Oculus, Hong Kong director Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis, and Almost Human, the trailer for which you can see below.

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Check out a terrifying clip from the new horror film 'Frankenstein's Army'

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There are a number of Frankenstein-themed films in the pipeline, from the Aaron Eckhart-starring I, Frankenstein to Guillermo del Toro’s long-gestating adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. But in terms of sheer out-and-out derangement, it’s hard to imagine any of these projects topping Frankenstein’s Armywhich is in select cinemas and available on VOD beginning July 26.

Set in Europe during World War II, this found-footage film concerns a battalion of Russian soldiers who find themselves battling a group of half-man, half-machine “zombots” created by the great-great-grandson of Baron von Frankenstein. Directed by Richard Raaphorst and starring Karel Roden (Hellboy) as the Baron’s insane descendant, the result has to be seen to be believed. Those with a strong stomach can check out an exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

Check out a gruesome clip from the new horror film, 'Cockneys vs Zombies'

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There is a saying in Britain: “It does exactly what it says on the tin.” This colloquialism derives from ’90s-era TV ads for a brand of quick-drying woodstain — which did indeed prominently feature the phrase “quick-drying woodstain” on the tins — but could equally apply to the new U.K. horror film, Cockneys vs Zombies. Starring Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Alan Ford (Snatch), Tony Gardner (The Thick of It) and the late, great British TV icon Richard Briers, the movie finds a group of London-living folks facing off against a bunch of ghouls who aren’t technically “living” at all.

Directed by Matthias Hoene, Cockneys vs Zombies arrives in select cinemas on Aug. 2 and will also be available on VOD. But you can see an exclusive — and gruesome — scene below. READ FULL STORY

Director Larry Fessenden talks about his monster-fish movie 'Beneath' and its 'black humor'

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In the new monster movie Beneath, a group of boat-trapped teens are menaced by a giant fish — although, as things go from bad to worse to whatever-comes-after-worse, it becomes clear the real monsters are the kids themselves rather than their piscine predator.

“That’s the point of the film!” laughs Beneath director Larry Fessenden, whose previous credits include 2001’s Wendigo and 2006’s The Last Winter. “That’s a little bit about my obsession that people have been parenting wrong. I tried to show some compassion for the characters, but they’re all just in for themselves and it leads to a bad end. The fish is just doing what he does!”

Starring Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, and Mark Margolis (a.k.a. Tio Salamanca from Breaking Bad), Beneath is now playing in select cinemas (including New York’s IFC Center) and is available on VOD. The movie will be screened on Chiller TV this fall.

Larry Fessenden talks much more about Beneath below.
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Elijah Wood horror-comedy 'Cooties' starts shooting next week

Regular readers of EW.com will know Elijah Wood recently enthused to yours truly about his upcoming horror-comedy, Cooties, which the Wilfred and Lord of the Rings star described as concerning “a zombie virus which effects pre-puberty children.” Well, on Friday, it was announced principal photography on the film will begin in the Los Angeles area on Monday.

Cooties is being directed by the commercial-directing team HONEST (aka Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion) and co-stars Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Jorgé Garcia, Nasim Pedrad, and Insidious writer Leigh Whannell, who penned the script with Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.
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Exclusive: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' hits Blu-ray and DVD on...

This fall, your TV will boldly go where no TV has gone before.

EW can exclusively reveal that J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and On Demand on September 10, 2013. A digital download of the film will be available three weeks earlier, on August 20.

“I’m thrilled with how everything looks and sounds,” Abrams said in a statement. “We also have some really fun behind-the-scenes special features that we shot on the Red [Epic cameras] and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot. They really look amazing and unlike anything I’ve seen on DVD or Blu-ray before.”

Those special features include making-of shorts about creating the Red Planet and the Klingon home world of Kronos, as well as a sit-down with stars Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch — and a segment called “The Enemy of My Enemy,” which explores “how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.”

'The World's End': Learn all about infamous Newton Haven pub crawl in fake tourism video

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Here at Entertainment Weekly we’re as keen as anyone that people drink responsibly. Yet we also want you to check out a tourism video for the British burg of Newton Haven and its highly irresponsible invitation to try the town’s infamous Golden Mile pub crawl. (“One mile! 12 pubs!”)

Why? Because Newton Haven is actually the fictitious setting for director Edgar Wright’s sci-fi comedy The World’s End, which stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, and Rosamund Pike, and arrives in cinemas Aug. 23.

You can check out the clip below.
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